Lions Club presents lesson on American flag to Putnam elementary schools
SCOTT DEPOT -- Lions Bill Hensley and Harold Walker of the Scott/Teays Lions Club recently visited the fifth-grade classrooms of four area schools and presented a program on the history and Code of Respect of the U.S. Flag.
About 250 students attended. Each student was given a flag and information sheet in addition to listening to the program. The Lions have been presenting this program for more than 25 years. The Lions also introduced their annual essay contest. With the help of the teachers, the students will write an essay titled "What the American Flag Means to Me."
Winners will be selected from each school and the winners and the winners' parents and teacher will be invited to an awards dinner on May 20, where each student will read his or her essay for those present to enjoy and then will receive a framed certificate and a monetary gift.
This program is considered one of the highlights of the Lions club year.
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